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Quick Easy Chicken Barley Soup

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"Easiest chicken soup I've ever found."
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35 m servings 281
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a large pot. Stir chicken, celery, carrots, onion, barley, rice, salt, and pepper into broth. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook until chicken and rice are cooked through, about 20 minutes. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 281 calories; 3.1 42.9 19.1 40 1987 Full nutrition

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The taste was good, but it did not cook in 20 minutes. The barley was hard as a rock. I had to cook it longer, and add another 2 cups of broth. It probably could have used a third cup, but I ...


Very simple, and delicious! I added corn and peas into the mix, and added some white pepper and Marcum Soul Seasoning for a slight degree of flavorful heat! It's a keeper

Super quick, easy, & delicious. You can easily modify too, if you want to add different vegetables or add some herbs or whatever.

Very tasty soup but as another reviewer said, barley takes up to an hour to cook. If you want this soup ready in 20 minutes, you would need to use quick cooking barley or soak your barley ahe...